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codybrumfield
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I have an Akitio Node, nvidia 1070, and a MBP 2016 '13 inch. Card is recognized and everything is working fine (thanks to everyone on this site for writing up guides and automation tools) with the exception of the nvidia driver. I'm on the beta of macOS 10.12.6 instead of the stable release of 10.12.5. The Nvidia driver won't install due to the build check.

So, my question is: is there anyway to install the latest driver without downgrading to the stable release and, if not, when in the beta cycle does nvidia usually release new drivers? Is there an RSS feed or a site where driver updates are announced? (Also, should I just downgrade? Does the driver check the build even after it's installed or is it usually fine to upgrade the OS before nvidia releases driver updates?)

Thanks very much for your help.

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igerard
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The hackintosh scene are used to trick the NVidia driver to get it working with the beta release ...

 

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Welcome to eGPU.io!

I think you can opt out beta and reinstall stable 10.12.5 anyway


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igerard
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I wonder if this kind of tools could be used in our case

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/323720-pre-release-macos-sierra-10126/#entry2424774

But, I am not sure that there is some interest to use the macos beta, excepted in very specific situation.

 

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codybrumfield
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The driver update tool actually got everything installed but the driver does a version check before enabling. One step closer, though.and the driver checks for updates so if I need to stay on the beta channel, I'll at least be notified when there's an update.

It's definitely an edge case needing the beta. I'm a developer so I occasionally need to test on the beta. Probably don't need it on my daily driver, though. 

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igerard
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Ok

I see, I am a dev also.

I don't know where is the same in English, this is the French web site with an active hackintosh community

http://forum.macbidouille.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=403290&view=findpost&p=4145262

 

 

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igerard
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It seems that the solution would be to edit : /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartupWeb.kext/Contents/info.plist

change the line where the dependency to the macOS version is set :

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Then it is needed to fix permissions and refresh the kext cache

sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo chown -R 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
sudo kextcache -Boot -U /

 

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goalque
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Has anyone read what the script does with the -url option?

-url option allows Nvidia beta driver installation

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igerard
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Ok, but in his case the update is already done.

do you preconise to download the webdriver, then modify the version number in the kext and then run your script with the url option?

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You can put the web address as the second argument pointing to any web driver package that you want to install.

The script takes care of the NVDARequiredOS key and modifies the value if necessary but can't guarantee the compatibility of the older driver with the new macOS build. It's recommended to wait for the new release.

There used to be leaked beta driver links from Nvidia. I am not sure if hackintosh communities anymore have links to them.

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igerard
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Ha... Ok... 

If we don't give an url, you try to get the web driver corresponding to the current version and fails if not found

If we set the url option then, you force the version number in the kext.

I didn't do any test, I prefer to stay safe and wait for the updates available together.

I am very surprised to see that NVIdia is very pro-active on this side. 

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codybrumfield
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I got it to load and boot but ended up in a boot loop anytime I enabled the Nvidia driver. They might have held this one back for a reason. Since I was booting to the restore screen to fix things anyway, I just got off the beta channel. Everything works great after that.

I don't mind going back to the beta and breaking stuff if anyone wants to test something out or when the new beta drivers come out.

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Apple released 10.12.6 today. Hopefully Nvidia will release compatible web drivers soon. 

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Lucas
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I just upgraded and my card stopped working. Looking for a hack until Nvidia releases their fix.

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Posted by: Lucas

I just upgraded and my card stopped working. Looking for a hack until Nvidia releases their fix.

From tonymac....

 

Nvidia driver fix

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It seems nvidia just released the new driver!

Mac OS X version 10.12.6 (16G29) is required for this update. Please update your OS version and try again.

 https://images.nvidia.com/mac/pkg/378/WebDriver-378.05.05.25f01.pkg 

And CUDA is out:
 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Mac/cuda_8_0/cudadriver_8.0.90_macos.dmg 

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Up and running on 10.12.6 with a 1070.

Although there's no Cuda driver yet it seems.

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lukicharms
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Up and running on 10.12.6 with a 1070.

Although there's no Cuda driver yet it seems.

Is it plug and play now like the AMD cards or does it still require Goalques script, disabling Sip, and restarting?

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Posted by: lukicharms
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Up and running on 10.12.6 with a 1070.

Although there's no Cuda driver yet it seems.

Is it plug and play now like the AMD cards or does it still require Goalques script, disabling Sip, and restarting?

I actually did not test without the egpu script.

I first disabled SIP, uninstalled, upgraded, disabled, installed and rebooted.

The Thunder3 is flagged as unsupported so I have to edit the IOThunderboltFamily but I have not yet succeeded.

edit: Manually edited the file and installed with with Kext Utility. All ok.

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itsage
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@Username Thank you for sharing the details. 10.12.6 requires either Goalque‘s automate-eGPU script or Rastafabi’s Nvidia eGPU enabler.

If eGPU works well despite System Information shows the Thunder3 as Unsupported, I would say to leave it be. The tb3-enabler script has many checks before it executes the modification of IOThunderboltFamily so it doesn’t work very well. You can manual edit the controller file within IOThunderboltFamily.kext by doing a Find and Replace.

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Debating updating to High Sierra 10.12.6 to use 1080Ti with the new drivers, does booting into windows with the rFIND usb boot still work or does High Sierra 10.12.6 change things for windows 10 bootcamp?

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Posted by: Eightarmedpet
Posted by: Lucas

I just upgraded and my card stopped working. Looking for a hack until Nvidia releases their fix.

From tonymac....

 

Nvidia driver fix

That didn't work either. I actually reverted back to the previous OS X version. Updating now that the NVIDIA driver is out.

Posted by: lukicharms

Debating updating to High Sierra 10.12.6 to use 1080Ti with the new drivers, does booting into windows with the rFIND usb boot still work or does High Sierra 10.12.6 change things for windows 10 bootcamp?

You mean Sierra? I am actually using a Akitio Node with a GTX 1070 with nothing more than the enabler. I can restart successfully back and forth with Windows without disconnecting/connecting anything. 

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Posted by: lukicharms

Debating updating to High Sierra 10.12.6 to use 1080Ti with the new drivers, does booting into windows with the rFIND usb boot still work or does High Sierra 10.12.6 change things for windows 10 bootcamp?

@lukicharms, Lucas tried to address this, but I want to make it more clear if needed. 

10.12.6 is the last (most likely last) update for regular Sierra.  High Sierra, which is still in Beta, is 10.13. 

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 I upgraded to MacOS 10.12.6 and my eGPU stopped working.
Installed the new nvidia drivers 378.05.05.25f01
The eGPU in not detected in MacOS anymore. 🙁
Any recommendations? I thought Apple was improving eGPU support. :-/

I also installed the latest CUDA drivers 8.0.90 but it says no GPU detected.
I'm using automate-eGPU.sh v1.0.1

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Posted by: Fred.

 I upgraded to MacOS 10.12.6 and my eGPU stopped working.
Installed the new nvidia drivers 378.05.05.25f01
The eGPU in not detected in MacOS anymore. 🙁
Any recommendations? I thought Apple was improving eGPU support. :-/

I also installed the latest CUDA drivers 8.0.90 but it says no GPU detected.
I'm using automate-eGPU.sh v1.0.1

MacOS 10.13 has eGPU support not 10.12


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Just spent a night working with all this. No support from Nvidia in 10.13 yet. Until then, don't waste your time on installing the beta, when our only stable build with the 1080ti, or all Nvidia cards/Cuda, is in 10.12.5.

Separate question, anyone know how I can downgrade my Sierra  from 10.12.6 to 10.12.5. Have had a rough trying to back out of 12.6, to the point of downloading El Capitan just to upgrade to 12.5. Let me know if anyone has any other pointers. 

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@simonasher I was about to waste a similar amount of time to come to the same conclusion as you, so thanks for your post.

 

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Posted by: simonasher

Just spent a night working with all this. No support from Nvidia in 10.13 yet. Until then, don't waste your time on installing the beta, when our only stable build with the 1080ti, or all Nvidia cards/Cuda, is in 10.12.5.

Separate question, anyone know how I can downgrade my Sierra  from 10.12.6 to 10.12.5. Have had a rough trying to back out of 12.6, to the point of downloading El Capitan just to upgrade to 12.5. Let me know if anyone has any other pointers. 

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